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Poster: Robert Gerald Porter Date: Dec 30, 2018 11:23am
Forum: audio Subject: Content question

Hi, I'm currently working on a bioacoustics survey project (for a non-profit org), and I have been searching for a way to deal with the large amount of recordings we are generating.

From what I can see, archive.org is an ideal solution from our perspective: we can upload our recordings, it converts formats, we can point to timestamps for reference to things heard (right now the focus is birds), it costs nothing except requiring an open license (which we are fine with, we want others to use our recordings for research or artistic works). It also makes crowdsourcing analysis of the files so much easier.

What I'd like to know though is I'd like to be sure that from the perspective of archive.org, our upload of what would likely be about 1.5TB per year of audio recordings wouldn't be considered spam or going too far and abusing the service in some way. Also something to be aware is that if this works well for us, there may be other orgs who see this as something they can do with their surveys.

(For what it's worth, we are likely to make donations to archive.org for providing this, but I know that shouldn't necessarily "buy" our ability to upload more.)

Thanks for this, if you have any additional questions about our project I'm glad to answer. I just don't see anything in the FAQs covering this kind of question.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Dec 30, 2018 8:02pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Content question

hi. that should be fine. go ahead and upload. once you have created 50 pages on the site let us know if you want a collection created for your materials.

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Poster: Robert Gerald Porter Date: Dec 30, 2018 8:24pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Content question

Thank you Jeff!